Purpose of Project
A modernistic interpretative demonstration garden based on differential two-dimensional Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometric theories within three-dimensional spaces, Vanke Huancui Garden is a place reserved for individual contemplation, discovery, validity, and interpretation. The term “Huancui” (translated as “converging”) attempts to take shapes and lines postulated from common axioms and applies them to simplistic forms to capture the visitor’s attention while traversing through the garden. Programmatic elements and themes are added to the plan layout to provide dimension and interest to the individualized spaces. The expressions of “curve” and “time” are extracted as supplemental design elements, connected in series with the curve to further interpret the meaning of "circular extraction". The garden offers a journey of exploration, one step at a time, as one follows along the gently curved loop that softly fluctuates in elevation. The design is reinforced through contrasting tactile elements of soft vertical planting and hard structures, organized to direct clear spatial movements.
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Inspiration of "Ring"
The original meaning of "ring" is a round jade with a hole in the middle." Huancui" means converging. The design takes "ring" as the theme and applies the elements of the ring to the overall layout, spiritual for tress, sales office entrance, children activities, etc In the venue, visual landmarks are formed and the surrounding popularity is gathered.
The three curves are connected on the pedestrian circulation, connecting the central lawnand the children's activity area, and the whole ring-shaped park is constructed by interlocking.
The Circular Circulation
This project proposed a new paradigm influencing garden design. It commenced by researching and evaluating geometric theory, extracting its core elements and principles, and effectively translating them back with effective, thoughtful, and understood expressions. Responses from visitors has been extremely affirmative: their consensus being it is fun, quiet, meditative, interactive, and nice place to escape. It offers a “proofed” and vilified garden design, backed with bones and structure, rather than a random combination of arbitrary and capricious objects.
The end of the road connecting with the square is the mirror area. The refraction of the two-way mirror expands the feeling of space,and the cutting of the light strip adds to the fun of the space.
The challenge of a small, remote, and depressed site became an opportunity to create a significant garden space. Key visual landmarks are revealed as one passes through them. Convergent and divergent line theories are combined together within geometric structures. Spherical and hyperbolic geometries are added through complex iconic shapes such as the torus, the ring, the ellipse, and the spiral; they each are broken down and transformed into tactile design elements presented within the garden. Providing interactive park-like elements such as spiral-laced conical “trees” (painted white to signify geometric purity and further as an expression signifying full color saturation); simple linear geometric paving patterns and curving walls, both set with high-contrasting pigments, offers to set direction to be more importance than distance; and the rhythmic cadence of tree planting adds order and clarity to wayfinding through the garden. The median or midspan of the garden is punctuated with a narrow linear corridor that is lined with lighted mirrored glass planes on opposing parallel sides. This simply executed but highly memorable space enables the visitor to interact through a fourth dimension of time through an infinitely expanding and converging (Huancui) three-dimensional geometric space.
The Future Life was Portrayed by One Circular Line
The Childlike Gulf was Outlined by One Circular Line
摄影：Shrimp Studio 邬涛